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2018 DNA Day essay contest from the American Society of Human Genetics

The American Society of Human Genetics has released its annual essay contest question for students in grades 9-12. This year’s question focuses on an ever-changing, but enduring, debate: Should people be able to get […]

Back to school mini-lesson for teachers – NFL and genetic tests at the stadium

DNA tests at a National Football League game?

In September of 2017, genetic testing and biobanking company Orig3n partnered with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens to offer free genetic testing to 55,000 fans at […]

In the News: Scientists use CRISPR to edit disease-causing gene variant in human embryos

In late July, news broke that an international team led by scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University had successfully used the genome editing tool CRISPR to modify a gene in human embryos. […]

Busy summer at pgEd with 4 PDs in 3 states

pgEd has had a busy June and July, connecting with over a hundred educators at four professional development workshops in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine.

For the first time, this year pgEd organized two runs of […]

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